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Democracy Now! Thursday, October 2, 2003


Published October 2, 2003


Headlines
70% of Americans Want Independent Probe on CIA Leak
LA Times: Six Women Describe Mistreatment by Schwarzenegger
North Korea Claims It’s Making Nuclear Bombs
El Baradei Calls For Nuclear Nations To Disarm
Supreme Court Asked to Rule on Enemy Combatant Case
Democrats stall Leavitt’s EPA Appointment
More Headlines…

Former CIA Agent Lashes Out at White House For Blowing Colleague's Cover
As administration allies seek to discredit former ambassador Joseph Wilson as a partisan critic disregarding his commendation by President Bush Sr. for his “heroism” in the 1991 Persian Gulf War we speak with former intelligence officer Larry Johnson who worked with Joseph Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame, at the CIA.

Former CIA Agent Phillip Agee On the Wilson Affair, the Iraq Invasion and Why Bush Sr. Calls Him A Traitor
Whoever in the White House burned Wilson’s wife could be charged under the Intelligence Identities Protection Act which imposes strict penalties on the outting of agents. We speak with former CIA agent Phillip Agee, for whom, many believe, the Act was written.

"Intimigate" Scandal at the White House
The outting of Joseph Wilson’s wife a week after he publicly challenged President Bush’s claim that Iraq had tried to buy uranium from Niger is just the latest in a pattern of retaliation by the White House against critics of the Iraq invasion. The Center for American Progress outlines 6 prior examples of critics who were fired, intimidated or defamed by the administration.

Own a Piece of Iraq: How U.S. Gvt. Officials Are Leaving Public Office To Cash In On Iraq
As President Bush asks U.S. taxpayers to cough up $87 billion for the reconstruction of Iraq, some of his closest allies have set up a new private business firm in Washington and Iraq to advise companies that want to do business in Iraq including companies who are seeking government contracts.


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